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Yellow Bunting - BirdForum Opus

Photo byDave 2x
Guishan Island, Taiwan, November 2012

Alternative name: Japanese Yellow Bunting

Emberiza sulphurata


14 cm

  • Grey-green upperparts
  • Black streaks on the back
  • Yellow-green underparts
  • Brownish flank streaks
  • Black lores and chin
  • Pale eyering
  • White outer tail-feathers
  • Two pale wing bars
  • Conical grey bill
  • Pinkish-brown feet
  • Brown eyes

The female lacks the black lores and chin but is otherwise similar to the male


Asia: found in Russia, China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong,
Southeast Asia: Philippines


This is a monotypic species[1].


Woodland, scrub, grassland and farmland.



The nest is built low in a bush. The clutch consists of 3-5 eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. live.dbpedia.org

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